IDTechEx: "Quantum Dots are a success story"
IDTechEx analyst Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, writing for Printed Electronics World on the changing and expanding application landscape for Quantum Dot technology:
Quantum dots (QD) are a success story in displays. The diagram attached shows various QD display products released so far in 2019. The current incumbent mode of integration is film type (enhancement film). The value chain for this is well-established. The technology can be integrated in large displays (TVs) from 27" to 98". The improvements in cost of QD enhancement films - brought about thanks to lower barrier requirements, lower QD costs, and higher coating yields, have made possible a wide range of prices from $370 (55inch) to $3k (82-90inch). Some are now beginning to even argue that the net cost of QD enhancement film implementation can be near zero if highly bright QDs help make brightness enhancement films redundant…
The QD market is changing. The use in displays is rapidly evolving. These transitions will enable many material innovation opportunities. There are many other non-display applications in the pipeline too. This will sustain a strong market for years to come.